Phiyega says More police officers are killed in KZN

2014-03-31 00:00

MORE police officers have been killed in KwaZulu-Natal than in any other province, the police said in a press statement yesterday.

National police commissioner, General Riah Phiyega, speaking at the SAPS Board of Commissioners, bemoaned the killing of police officers and corruption within the police force. In the past 11 months, 20 police officers have been killed in KwaZulu-Natal, with 16 killed in the Western Cape. A total of 70 police around the country were killed.

Phiyega also highlighted the issue of corruption, saying since April 2013 to date, 1 012 employees were suspended. So far, 295 employees have been found guilty for various misconduct. Of these 295 officers, 187 were dismissed while 108 have been given other sanctions.

She also pointed out some positives, congratulating the efforts of the police Diving Unit who tirelessly responded to calls and saved hundreds of lives.

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